Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Thursday, 7 June - the caves at Efr-Hvolshellar


An interesting site with three man-made caves at Efr-Hvolshellar.

There has been some dispute about the date of these caves.  Originally they were thought to be of 19th century origin, as they were used to house animals until recently.  More recent ideas places them earlier - indeed much earlier. 

They were possibly created by Irish monks in the pre-Settlement period, or created by the earlier settlers.  The argument against them being of Norse (post-Settlement date) is that artificial caves such as these are unknown in Norway at this period.

A really interesting site!  In the near vicinity there are the features of  early building, but it is difficult to make out much from the ground.  Unfortunately, it was much too windy to fly the drone for aerial photos.




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Thursday, 7 June - the caves at Efr-Hvolshellar

An interesting site with three man-made caves at Efr-Hvolshellar. There has been some dispute about the date of these caves.  Originall...